Organic Dairy Retail Overview
USDA - Fri Jan 11, 10:20AM CST
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     Organic Dairy Retail Overview

     Report 2 - Released on January 11, 2019

     Coming off the holidays, total organic retail promotions decreased 17 percent. Organic
     cream cheese displayed the biggest increase in ads, 318 percent. As well, prices dropped 33
      percent for the 8 oz pack size from the previous survey period. For organic milk, half
     gallon packages posted the largest volume of advertisements. The current retail milk price
     spread between organic and conventional half gallon milk is an organic premium of $1.59.
     The price spread bumped up 14 cents compared to the previous retail survey.

     At this time, organic milk ads surpass all other organic dairy commodities, reporting 59
     percent of the total organic dairy advertisements. New January promotions, for organic
     yogurt and cream cheese, represent 18 and 12 percent of the total organic ads by commodity,
     respectively. The pie chart below displays percentages of all organic dairy commodities
     detailed in the ad survey.

     Complete results of this bi-weekly survey providing additional graphs, tables, can be
     accessed at: https://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/dybdairyorganic.pdf. Advertising information
     presented is compiled from nearly 23,000 surveyed newspaper supermarket ads. Prices are
     valid from January 11-17, 2019. Retail survey ads reflect �advertised specials� and not the
     range of non-advertised supermarket cooler prices.

     Product pricing information of selected organic dairy commodities, from the current weekly
     retail survey, is presented in the following table:

     NATIONAL RETAIL ORGANIC DAIRY
     WEIGHTED AVERAGE ADVERTISED PRICE
                      (Dollars)


     Commodity          This        Last        Last
                        Week        Week        Year

     Butter             5.29        5.63        n.a.

     Milk
      Half Gal.         3.84        3.91        3.88
      Gal.              5.65        6.18        5.53
      8 oz.             0.83        n.a.        1.00

     Yogurt
      4-6 oz. Greek     n.a.        1.25        n.a.
       32 oz. Greek     3.12        4.48        4.59
      4-6 oz. Yogurt    1.50        0.73        1.29
       32 oz. Yogurt    2.62        3.01        3.30

     Complete results of the �National Retail Report-Dairy� and �Weekly National Organic
     Summary� are accessible using the following links:

     1 https://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/dybretail.pdf

     2 https://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lswnos.pdf

     Information for the period December 31, 2018 -  January 11, 2019, issued biweekly

     Published by:
     Dairy Market News - Madison, WI
     JESSICA MUELLER, 608-422-8589
     Email: Jessica.Mueller@ams.usda.gov

     Additional Dairy Market News Information:
     Dairy Market News (DMN) by Phone: (608)422-8602
     DMN Website: http://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/dairy
     DMN Database Portal: http://www.marketnews.usda.gov/mnp/da-home